If he had simply ignored her, she might have been able to get her emotions under control, but now a sob threatened so convincingly that she was afraid to breathe.
Partly because of the way he worded things, but mostly because he tried to mask his emotions - like Alex.
He touched his face, tumultuous emotions crossing his face.
She was quiet for a moment, grappling with emotions that kept clouding her judgment.
She responds quickly to the gentle pressure of affection, the pat of approval, the jerk of impatience, the firm motion of command, and to the many other variations of the almost infinite language of the feelings; and she has become so expert in interpreting this unconscious language of the emotions that she is often able to divine our very thoughts.